Satellite Photos of Bangkok

This is now where the king has his present day palace (when he isn’t visiting Hua Hin). It is called Chiralada Palace. In the top left hand corner you can see the boating lakes in Dusit Zoo. West of that is the large Anantasamakhom Palace. At the bottom of the picture you should be able to see the Royal Turf Club. The other horse racing venue is at Royal Bangkok Sports Club.

In this photo you can just make out the Giant Swing to the north of Wat Suthat. If you zoom out it is very easy to spot Wat Suthat as it is the only colourful building in a sea of grey. Go back to the first picture to see if you can spot this temple.

This final screenshot shows the massive Lumphini Park. I think we are very fortunate that they planned this large park back in the early days. In the bottom right of the screen you can just see the Night Bazzar. The sky train tracks borders the western side of the park. In the south-western corner is a statue of King Rama VI.

Click on the following link to download Google Earth:

http://earth.google.com/

12 responses to “Satellite Photos of Bangkok

  1. I didn’t know we can GoogleMap Thailand???

    Oooh I’m going to go look up my house. A few notches up from Lumpini Park.

  2. Hey, looks like the software is better. I’ll go back and play with it somemore. Thanks, Richard. 😎

  3. Perfect pictures for Superman before he visits Bangkok!

  4. Very cool! I can’t find my house. I could see roughly where it would be (around the west end of Petchburi road), but couldn’t make out the soi. I guess it must be hidden by the trees. I think there a lot of trees in Bangkok compared to other metropolitan cities. Bangkok looks beautiful by satellite. The traffic does not even look that bad.

  5. One thing I found by trying to see my house here in the US, the map seems to be out dated. I think I saw what looked like to be what I used to be my car about 5 years ago.

    May be the map is more current for some other locations.

    Again, I may be wrong since I could only zoom in so much.

  6. a month ago I looked at my house on this site in Sydney, but I could not save the photo to a file, maybe it is because I still use windows 98
    can I now save the photo’s if I down load this soft ware

  7. The Google Earth client requires certain system configurations in order to run smoothly.

    Minimum configuration:

    Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
    CPU speed: Intel® Pentium® PIII 500 MHz
    System memory (RAM): 128MB
    200MB hard-disk space
    3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM
    1024×768, 32-bit true color screen
    Network speed: 128 kbps (“Broadband/Cable Internet”)
    I’m very disappointed, my computer complies with every thing, except I use Windows 98
    is it possible it can still work at a lower standard.

  8. What’s stopping the attacker from waltzing in right now anyway? Like our security is ever that tight…

    This is silly if you ask me.

  9. Richard, I didn’t notice you pointing out your company’s headquarters? How close are you guys to the river? In the area everyone is close tot he river I guess, but where do you do business from? Where do you keep this running from?

    Or are the images not up to date enough to be showing a clear representation?

  10. I did an earlier blog of Google Earth that showed my house in relation to the river. The company name is “Paknam” which means “river mouth” in Thai.

    Click here.

  11. people of thailand are very generous and easy to talk to eventhough it is hard for me Filipina to understand their language..i am hoping to visit thailand in the future and to know about the thai.

  12. i like bangkok so much 1 time i was in bangkok 1979 last time 1987 i was in bangkok more than 25 time how ever i like to came to bangkok ple tall bangkok now good or danger bucus iwill came to bangkok 2008 july i,m waiting you,r reply thank you so much asis from saudi arabia